|"…out-learning the competition"
HEADLINES: (another short insight – holiday in Spain*)
Landing the Big Fish — my latest FORTUNE "Venture" column is on the newsstands and online. Take five minutes and check out five ways to land (and keep) business with the FORTUNE 500. Thanks to Jimmy Spradley, CEO of Standard Functional Food Groups; Edward Sullivan, founder of Aria Systems; George Gendron, Board Member of Competitive Inner City; Ryan O'Hara, Dyn (check out their video in the article); and David Rich, CEO of ICC/Decision Services (who is moving his family to Barcelona for a year!) for sharing their best practices.
Tony Hsieh's (Zappos) Best Advice Ever — take 30 seconds and read about the best advice Tony ever received – hint, build relationships for relationship sake. And under Tony's accomplishments: in March, Zappos set the Guinness world record for Most Simultaneous High Fives! I love this short feature in FORTUNE.
Hangover Help — OK, if you won't do it for your health, do it for your hangover. A doctor in Las Vegas has launched a mobile clinic called Hangover Heaven, administering IV vitamins (C, B, etc) to help people more rapidly recover from a rough night out. One of the key ingredients is glutathione, something I receive via IV every few months. It pumps in 10,000 times more electrons than Vit C and is critical for revitalizing the liver – the equivalent of the oil filter for your body. FYI, the 2013 Growth Summit is heading back to Las Vegas (2012 in Phoenix). I'll look into having the clinic pull up to our JW Marriott for medicinal purposes! Thanks to Adrian Low in NZ for pointing me to this new service.
3rd May — Des Moines, Milwaukee, Philadelphia Rockefeller Habits workshops — with Austin May 9 – more cities listed below. Over 40,000 executives have benefited.
15th May — Jim Collins beamed to Qatar, Dubai, Mumbai, Munich, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Cambridge, and Mexico City for local "Growth Summits".
*It's always a holiday in Spain!